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+265...2 doctor how can I take care of myself to live longer despite living HIV positive?⚕️🎗

People living with HIV can live a full and healthy life. One of the most important things for this is to consult your doctor as early as possible and start Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART). This medication will prevent multiplication of the virus in your body and maintain your immunity. Taking ART regularly and with regular monitoring of your CD4 count and viral load will help you to ensure good immunity.

In addition to ART, you should take a good nutritive diet. ART drugs can cause some vitamin deficiencies. You may need to take some vitamin supplements if necessary. In addition to a balanced diet, you should keep fit by doing regular exercise. You could work out, run, jog or even walk regularly. You should also take care to keep your spirits high. Last but not least, try and stay away from too much alcohol and smoking. You must also practice safe sex and use condoms. This will help reduce transmission of the virus as well as keep you safe from sexually transmitted diseases.

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